The Pavese Festival was launched in 2001 as a tribute to Cesare Pavese in his hometown. Mixing music, art, theatre and literature, our Festival invites prominent guests from the Italian literary and music scene to explore Pavese’s themes and works in Santo Stefano Belbo.
Throughout the years, our Festival has turned into an event not just for Pavese’s enthusiasts but also for visitors of a unique vineyard landscape, acknowledged as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. Taking place in September – close to Cesare Pavese‘s birthday, who was born here on 9 September 1908 – our Festival offers in fact the chance to discover the Langhe in a key season: the grape harvest.
The Pavese Festival guests
Among the big names of these 22 editions of the Festival Avion Travel, Luca Barbareschi, Andrea Bosca, Boosta, Ezio Bosso, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Vinicio Capossela, Colapesce & Dimartino, Marcello Fois, Neri Marcorè, Federico Mecozzi, Musica Nuda, Laura Morante, Pacifico, Omar Pedrini, Michele Placido, Alessandro Preziosi, Enrico Rava, just to mention a few.
Ph. Fabjo Hazizaj, Chiara Sacchetto
Ph. Eunice Brovida, Fabjo Hazizaj
Ph. Eunice Brovida
Ph. Claudio Marchini